Programs of Study

Educators' Summer Studio

June 22–28, 2014


A one-week studio intensive for art, design, technology, and arts integration educators this program will help you recharge your creative side with personal studio time—while earning CEUs and experiencing CCAD’s groundbreaking curriculum firsthand.

Dates & Deadlines

  • May 30 Registration and fee deadline
  • June 13 Refund requests deadline
  • June 22 Move-in and orientation
  • June 28 Reception, exhibition, and move-out

Program Costs

The program fee of $250 covers three CEU credits, one week of on-campus residence, 12 meals, all supplies, and all costs related to local transportation, admission, and off-campus activities.

Alternatively, you may choose to live off-campus and attend as a non-residential participant for a fee of $50, which does not include on-campus residence or meals.


Participants in the Educators’ Summer Studio are assigned private rooms in CCAD’s Design Square Apartments. Those choosing not to stay on campus will be issued a campus parking pass.


The Curricular Experience

If you’re an art, design, technology, or arts integration teacher, your professional effectiveness goes hand-in-hand with your personal creativity.

The Educators’ Summer Studio is a program of meaningful professional development and impactful creative experiences designed especially for you.

Experience CCAD’s new, forward-thinking curriculum firsthand and engage in collaboration with others—all in the college’s up-to-the-minute professional studios, labs, and classrooms.

The Summer Studio includes workshops led by CCAD faculty, visits to local sites where creativity is shaping culture and commerce, personal studio time, and fun social outings.

In just one week, you’ll:

  • Invest in your own creative growth and development
  • Build relationships with other creative and innovative educators, and with the faculty and staff at CCAD
  • Get specific activities and lesson ideas to take back to your classroom
  • Bolster your understanding of advocacy issues and of how design education can be integrated with business and entrepreneurship

The Collaborative Core in the CCAD MindMarket

Collaborative Core projects are central to CCAD’s new curriculum—and they are a key focus of the Summer Studio as well. For your project, you’ll work with your colleagues on a real-world art or design challenge in the CCAD MindMarket. Using design thinking and collaborative problem solving, your creative team pursues a common goal, with a real client and a real project.

Creativity and Advocacy Workshops

Creativity and Advocacy Workshops are short, intensive lectures and hands-on sessions that challenge you to expand your innovation skills, creative abilities, and advocacy in the three major categories of engagement: action, interaction, and exposure. Workshops include:

  • Concept Calisthenics
  • Design Thinking
  • Creative Habit-Making
  • Think. Do. Reflect. (Repeat.)
  • Advocacy for Art and Design Education

Personal Studio Time

Enhance your studio practice with personal studio time supported by CCAD faculty who will help you explore:

  • Content development
  • Material exploration
  • Professional practice

Leisure Time and Evening Events

Group activities are led by CCAD faculty and staff, assisted by current CCAD students. Off-campus trips may include:

  • Columbus’s Short North Arts District (including Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams)
  • The Wexner Center for the Arts
  • The Columbus Museum of Art (right next door to the CCAD campus)
  • COSI (Center of Science and Industry)

Additional Information


All courses are taught by CCAD faculty, supported by current CCAD students. Professional artists and designers give lectures and facilitate special sessions and workshops.

Safety and Security

Residence hall advisors and campus security staff are available at all times to ensure campus safety and security. Participants in turn are expected to follow all campus housing regulations and the CCAD student code of conduct. Specific rules and regulations are included with the information packet mailed after registration.

Getting to Campus

Columbus is served by Port Columbus International Airport (airport code CMH). Airport pick-up and drop-off services are provided by CCAD’s security staff for all College PreView and Discovery Club students; service is available on request for Educators’ Summer Studio participants. If you plan to keep a car on campus during the program, you’ll be required to obtain a parking pass and park in designated lots. (More info about this is included in the information packet sent after you register.)


All residential programs begin with a mandatory orientation on the first day. If you cannot arrive in time, please plan to arrive the day before—and let program staff know well in advance. Housing will be made available if you must arrive early.